MemrisTec Summer School 2024

From 22.9. - 29.9.2024 in Groningen, Netherlands

Welcome to the third MemrisTec Summer School which is covering the topics of the research programme Memristive Devices Toward Smart Technical Systems.

Memristors are nanoelectric devices capable of storage and computation. Their specific properties make it possible to integrate significantly more memory than before in a very small space and to create novel, biologically inspired networks for information processing.

This creates electronic circuits whose performance is significantly greater than that of conventional semiconductor solutions. The highly efficient and faster memory technologies are better able than conventional technologies to meet the challenges of the Internet of Things. Due to their high efficiency and small size, memristors also allow the development of highly sensitive biosensors, which are particularly interesting for medical technology.

Such sensors can be used, for example, to detect cancer cells very sensitively at low concentrations. Moreover, memristors are particularly well suited for imaging the learning behavior of synapses in neuromorphic electronic systems, i.e. the development of artificial brains. That is, in the future, computers may be created that can “think” and “learn” with memristors. In addition, a multitude of other possible applications is conceivable.

Co-organising institution

Impressions from 2023


Journey to Groningen

Reach our accommodation destination Groningen e.g. by train on Sunday evening latest (22.9.2024) – we will have an informal Welcome Dinner at 20:00.

If coming aboard an aircraft, close airports are Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ) or Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) which is 2h far by train.

From Groningen Hoofdstation it’s a 1 km walk to the accommodation but you can also take bus nr. 61, 65, 76, or 178 to the station Zuiderdiep (tickets are available from the driver but without cash).


All participants will stay in one place:   The City Hotel Groningen. We already booked the rooms for you – please contact us first, don’t book on your own! There are rooms with 2 beds. The address of your destination:

City Hotel Groningen
Gedempte Kattendiep 25
9711 PM, Groningen

(see on the Summer School map)

Participation Fee

There is no registration fee as we are a team of universities and research institutions without aspiration to gain profit. But, to negotiate good prices for accommodation, meals, bus transfer, activities we will ask you for a participation fee covering these expenses. Your journey to/from Groningen is not included. The participation fee is 899€ for the 6 days (7 nights Sunday till Sunday incl. meals). Participants from Groningen pay much less, of course, as they don’t need an accommodation.

Expected prior knowledge

It would be more easy for you to follow if you already have a Bachelor degree (or similar) in a STEM subject, e.g. electrical engineering, computer science, materials sciences, physics, chemistry etc.

The Summer School is not limited to PreDocs only!


  • Lectures from famous teachers
  • Hands-on lab activities
  • Poster session (Who am I?)
  • International sweets buffet
  • Social activities
  • Cultural activities
  • Sightseeing & Hiking
  • Rented bicycle to easily cruise around Groningen


The number of participants is limited to 40. Depending on the total amount of registrations, the summer school organizers might have to approve attendees.

Registration deadline: 16.06.2024 (extension)

Especially, if you need a visa for Europe, please register already earlier.

Please don’t hesitate to ask your questions here:


Feel free to advertise the MemrisTec Summer School with this flyer (16:9 format), e.g. as slide in your talks!

"In this interdisciplinary Summer School on memristive systems, we want to bring students together and in discussion with experts from the fields of fabrication, characterization and the theory of memristors."
Prof. Dr. Ronald Tetzlaff
Coordination of DFG priority program MemrisTec


Sunday, 22.09.2024

Monday, 23.09.2024

Tuesday, 24.09.2024

Wednesday, 25.09.2024

Thursday, 26.09.2024

Friday, 27.09.2024

Saturday, 28.09.2024

Sunday, 29.09.2024